Children have a field day in Bridlington’s Jubilee park

Jordan tries his hand at archery as part of the activities in Queensgate Park.
Jordan tries his hand at archery as part of the activities in Queensgate Park.

HUNDREDS of children have been having a field day to celebrate a Bridlington park being granted protected status.

Pictured are some of those who took part in a wide range of games and activities at Queensgate Park and Fields which has been protected as a Queen Elizabeth II field in honour her majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.

The ‘Have a Field Day’ celebration attracted over 400 people and proved so successful that the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are now considering turning it into an annual event to mark the start of the summer holidays.

Leanne Wright, of the ERYC’s Sports Development department, nominated the park for protected status which has been granted to three parks in total across the region.

Leanne, who organised the Have a Field Day, said: “I nominated the site because it’s a traditional park and we don’t have very many of those in the East Riding.”

“The Have a Field Day was a very successful day. It was supposed to be a one off event although because it was so successful we are wondering whether to do it as an annual event at the start of the summer holidays,” she added.

Youngsters were able to enjoy arrange of activities including archery, cheerleading, street dance, circus skills, balloon modelling, arts and crafts, and a beat the goalie competition.

The event was supported by Fields in Trust, the only national charity working to safeguard and support outdoor recreational spaces, and ASDA who say they are committed to helping people lead active and healthy lives.